National Highway Traffic Safety Administration November 28, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-30569
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, (Goodyear),\1\ has determined that approximately 14,826 passenger car replacement tires manufactured between August of 2007 and May of 2009, do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Goodyear has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports (Dated July 8, 2009).
General Motors, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-30563
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM),\1\ has determined that certain 2008 through 2010 Model Year Chevrolet Malibu passenger cars equipped with automatic transmissions and manufactured May 2007 through March 2010 do not fully meet the requirements of paragraph S3.1.4.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect. GM filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573 Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports, dated March 30, 2010.
JCA Corporation, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-30562
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
JCA Corporation (JCA)\1\, has determined that certain Trail America brand Special Trailer ``ST'' tires that it imported failed to meet the requirements of paragraph S6.5(d) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) and Motorcycles. JCA has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports (dated October 19, 2009).
Technical Report on Fatality Risk, Mass, and Footprint of Model Year 2000-2007 Passenger Cars and LTVs
Document Number: 2011-30561
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a technical report describing relationships between a vehicle's mass, footprint (size), and body type and its rate of involvement in fatal crashes. The report's title is: Relationships Between Fatality Risk, Mass, and Footprint in Model Year 2000-2007 Passenger Cars and LTVsPreliminary Report.
Technical Report Evaluating the 1999-2003 Head Impact Upgrade of FMVSS No. 201, Upper-Interior Components
Document Number: 2011-30560
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a Technical Report reviewing and evaluating its existing Safety Standard 201, Occupant Protection in Interior Impact. The report's title is: Evaluation of the 1999-2003 Head Impact Upgrade of FMVSS No. 201 Upper-Interior Components: Effectiveness of Energy-Absorbing Materials Without Head-Protection Air Bags.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Small Business Impacts of Motor Vehicle Safety
Document Number: 2011-30277
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA seeks comments on the economic impact of its regulations on small entities. As required by Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we are attempting to identify rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. We also request comments on ways to make these regulations easier to read and understand. The focus of this notice is rules that specifically relate to school buses and other buses.